HONG KONG SAR- Media OutReach - 27January 2021 - Startingin mid-January, logistics service provider Dachser continues its weekly aircharter from Hong Kong to Frankfurt. This route will now become a year-roundservice providing shippers with a reliable transport solution.
Dachser provides dedicatedcapacity with its own air freight network
"At the end of last year, the effect of increased e-commercebecame especially evident in the load factors and intensified the shortfall in capacity,"says Timo Stroh, Head of Global Air Freight at Dachser.
"And we'll see this happen again with the usual increase infreight volumes in the run-up to the Chinese New Year in February. Our dedicatedown Dachser air network capacity provides our customers with security and makesus less vulnerable to the fallout from volatile market events."
Apart from the Hong Kong-to-Frankfurt connection, thecompany also offers the same charter service for the Frankfurt-to-Chicago routeand return.
By establishing its own network with dedicated capacity lastyear, it created security and stability for its customers on the most importantfreight routes between Europe, Asia, and the US.
When the pandemic left a large proportion of passengeraircraft grounded, transporting freight as additional loads on these aircraftwas no longer an option, which had an impact on global air freight capacity.The air freight sector is still feeling the effects of this capacity shortage.
Interlocking air andoverland transport
By developing its air network capacity, Dachser isresponding to market demand. The program's fixed transit times make the servicereliable and enable customers to plan ahead. Combining its Road Logistics and Air& Sea Logistics networks allows Dachser to respond quickly to changingroute situations in Europe and accelerate the pickup and delivery processes.
"With this global network capability, we can offer ourcustomers a robust and reliable capacity solution," Stroh says.
An expansion of the Dachser air network is planned for thesecond quarter, so the logistics service provider will be well prepared to handlethe uncertain market environment in 2021.
Headquartered inGermany, Dachser is one of the world's leading logistics providers. Using itsown in-house developed IT-systems, Dachser incorporates transport, warehousing,and value-added services to provide comprehensive supply chain solutions. Thanksto some 31,000 employees based in 393 locations all over the globe, Dachsergenerated a consolidated net revenue of approximately EUR 5.7 billion in 2019.The same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 80.6 million shipmentsweighing 41.0 million metric tons. Country organizations represent Dachser in44 countries.
In Asia, Dachseremploys more than 1,696 people in 48 locations in 12 Business Areas. Its AsiaPacific Regional Head Office is located in Hong Kong.
For more informationabout Dachser, please visit www.dachser.hk